Capture of L'Immortalite

  • Author: James Jenkins
  • Date: 1816
  • Medium: Hand-painted aquatints after original oils
  • Condition: Very good
  • Inches: 8 3/8" x 11 3/4"
  • Centimeters: 21.47 x 30.13
  • Price: $395.00

Capture of L'Immortalite, October 20st 1798

The Naval Achievements of Great Britain, 1793 to 1817, illustrates the naval combat of man-of-war ships between Great Britain and foreign countries including France, Spain, Denmark and the United States. Many of the prints feature the epic naval struggle of the Napoleonic War. The production of the folio in 1816 emanates from the patronage of the Earl of St. Vincent.

In the words of Roger Quarm of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, England: "As a record of naval events spanning a period of over twenty years Jenkins' Naval Achievements has no precedent. At no time prior to 1817 had a publisher attempted such a complete volume of documentary naval prints... It is the quality of the accuracy which makes Jenkins so valuable above all, and it is the pictures rather than the text to which the value can be attributed."

Uses material from the Wikipedia article Battle of Cape Ortegal
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